Dog wart, papilloma or something else?
near his shoulders on his back
I'd like to know what kind of growth - dog wart, papilloma, or something else - is shown in the above photo, what I can do to rid my dog of these, if possible, and if they present a health problem for him.
I've found 3 in the last 9 months; the one pictured is the most advanced. It started as one nodule 6 to 9 months ago, and in the last month or two developed a second, and now yet another, third nodule. All are on his back, starting from up by his neck to above his tail.
My dog is an 8 1/2 year old 8 pound malte-poo who lives in a 4 level townhouse with frequent trips to the beach where he can run free and in a yard. Otherwise, most of the time he gets either short (around the block) or medium-length (1-2 mile) walks in our neighborhood daily.
He eats Organix adult crunchies with pumpkin and metamucil added to reduce his need for anal gland expressions (sometimes as often as every 3 weeks, mostly a month and a half or more apart). I do his grooming, as his hair grows.
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